1 February, 2011

crane project


I’ve been folding cranes.  It started as a way to pass the time, but evolved into very specific intention. 

An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury.

I think this is really beautiful.  …and it got me thinking…

There is so much sadness in the world.  My own sadness, others.  Conversely - I do believe that the world is an amazing place, so full of magic and beauty.  I am thankful for every day that I am alive.  I am grateful.  I am humble.  There is so much love inside me I don’t know what to do with it all.

And this winter has been hard.  For me - for others whom I’m close with.  There is snow on the ground that hasn’t melted from January. 

So I started folding cranes as a way to combat the winter blues, as a way to fight the dying light and cold - both literally and figuratively.  With every fold of the crane I focus a bit of myself into my little paper animal.  I fold in love, peace, and calm.  I only fold when I am in a good mood.

I’m aiming for 1000 cranes by March 20th. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_20)

My idea is to string them in the trees of McGlorick Park (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McGolrick_Park) in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  I want to give my wish away to someone who needs it more than I do. 

In short, I want to bring beauty and happiness and a sense of peace.

In short, it is my prayer for peace.


Would you like to participate in my prayer?  Send a reply.  I think it would be amazing to have more people involved.  More people folding means more positive intention to the universe and more cranes and more wishes. 

much love, Niabi